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Lake Zurich gymnastics coach arrested on sexual assault charges of a 16-year-old

Kendale Coats, 29, of Palatine

A Lake Zurich gymnastics coach has been arrested on sexual assault charges of a 16-year-old Mundelein girl, police said.

Kendale Coats, 29, of Palatine, was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. Coats is a gymnastics coach at U.S. Gymnastics Training Center in Lake Zurich.

Authorities said that an investigation began involving the Mundelein Police Department, Libertyville Police Department and Lake County State Attorney’s Office after officials learned about “several instances of sexual contact” that happened between a 16-year-old Mundelein girl and¬†Coats, who was her gymnastics coach.

Coats was arrested at his home in Palatine. Police said that he admitted to having “sexual contact” with the teen at a hotel in Libertyville and on more than one occasion at his home.

Coats is being held at the Lake County Jail on a $750,000 bond. He must post $75,000 in order to be released.


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